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Before You Buy a Clothesline in Melbourne

Before you buy a Clothesline in Melbourne.

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If you search clotheslines near me. You will probably find Bunnings come up with a range of clotheslines they have in-store. It’s a guarantee they are lacking the same superior quality as The Aussie Hangouts Clotheslines. Structurally and in the quality of material used. Yes, they are cheaper, however, factor in the fact that they haven’t included the installation fee, it doesn’t equate to it being less affordable at all. Because the material used is of cheaper quality and yes you get what you are paying for.

Purchasing a new clothesline can be a daunting task. It doesn’t need to be.What colour do I want? Will it fit on the wall – can it even go on the wall?Should it be fixed, retractable, and how do I get it installed and at what cost?What happens when the strands stretch or even break and are they under replacement warranty by the people who installed it?What attributes add to a clothesline that ensure it lasts, easy to use?There are lots to consider before you buy a clothesline in Melbourne.

Variety of colours, including Colorbond to choose from

The colour scheme most commonly used is one that matches the clothesline with house gutters and down pipes which makes it looks like it belongs. Colorbond colour scheme will come closest.A fixed Clothesline is one that is permanently up. The advantage of a fixed clothesline is that you have a lot more space because the clothesline is 90% welded and can be made larger. 3 metres in length with 12 strands or 36 metres of hanging space.

Retractable and Drop Down Clotheslines are designed to save space by being secured to a wall or frame surface, freeing up surrounding ground space. A balcony or small courtyard are typical and even in larger yards where the owner wants the clothesline out of sight.A retractable clothes line is one that works on a Mechanism that locks into place when the Clothesline is raised past a certain point and pins lock into place generally on a downward motion. A common issue with retractable clotheslines is that after a certain amount of use, one or both sides will not click in when required to stay up or lower.

A Dropdown clothesline as designed and manufactured by  have moving steel arms that sit in a welded sleeve. The mechanism can never fail to stay up or go down when required.

Most clotheslines can be wall mounted using either Dyna Bolts or Wall Anchors (rated to hold).

Things to consider

Brick and weatherboard are good mounting surfaces.   A Chem-Set is required for Hebal Cladding installations, as they can be complex. Fixing behind the Hebal is a much safer option. Fixing to a fence is an option, but the clothesline will only be as good as the fence.  The distance between posts is 2.7 metres on timber fences, where the clothesline will need to fit. Colorbond fence posts are 2.365 metres apart but require a 50/50mm or 65x65mm reinforcing steel post for fixing. Standard Colorbond posts are not suitable.

What sets us apart?

A Handy man can install your new clotheslines, the cost ranges from anywhere between $165 -$250 for a wall mount. More if it is an in ground post installation. A handyman does need to be proficient with all aspects of wall types. Hollow bricks used on many of the houses in construction, today do present problems. Hanging space on the wall needs careful consideration.

One size does not fit all. The last thing you want is a wall full of holes. because the installer is not familiar with the wall. Weather board walls are framed behind generally with 90×45 timbers and it is to these the clothesline needs to be fixed. A pre drilled hole suitable for a 10mm coach screws will give the best purchase. Bugle screws although easier are not recommended.

A strong well fixed clothesline is essential for the clotheslines to function correctly. Clotheslines that are not correctly fixed will buckle and pull on the wall eventually coming loose, damaging the wall. The nylon clotheslines strands will also stretch and break requiring replacement on a regular basis. Unfortunately the tightening systems incorporated to pull nylon strands tight on modern clotheslines often break or deteriorate and even if they last a nylon strand can only be tightened so many times before breaking and looking unsightly.

Aussie Made Heavy Duty Clotheslines

Nylon/Poly core filament type strands are marketed to last and if this was true then the warranty period would extend beyond the conditional 12 month warranty offered. Nylon strand replacement can be tedious and very frustrating particularly if it is a regular occurrence

Galvanised wire is an option but can cause rust stains to clothing if the galvanising is inferior and chips and is not suitable for most drop/retractable Clotheslines

Marine Grade Stainless Steel Wire rope will last the lifetime of your  Clothesline and never leave unsightly stains on clothing. What’s more if fitted correctly can be tightened with ease and will not break. only use 316 marine grade Stainless Steel Wire which is hydraulically pressed at the time of installation. The frame is made of galvanised steel and powder coated to suit. We offer a 10 year plus warranty on all aspects of quality and installation. 100% Australian Owned. 100% Australian Manufactured.

Before you buy a clothesline in Melbourne, look at our range and contact us for any questions you need answered. We will be happy to help with your inquiries.